A research project titled ‘Role of Experiential Learning in developing Leadership Skills among Engineering Students’ was approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. A total amount of Rs. 5.00 Lakh was granted for recurring (Rs. 1.00 Lakh) and nonrecurring expenditure (Rs. 4.00 Lakh). The major objective of the project is to develop leadership skill development exercises and evaluate the effectiveness of the experiential learning process provided with.
Under this project, a Centre of Experiential Learning was created within the institute campus for conducting experiential learning exercises for the engineering students. These exercises will instill the Individual and Group qualities of Transformative leadership among engineering students. The individuals’ experience is most likely to enhance self-awareness, commitment, empathy and authenticity when the group operates collaboratively with a common purpose and clear division of labor and when it treats dissenting points of view with respect
Thus, this outbound experiential learning practice will promote their soft skill development in general, leadership skill development in particular.